[ ah-vahr ]
/ ˈɑ vɑr /
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a member of a people, probably originating in Asia, who settled in Dacia a.d. c555, later occupied Pannonia, and invaded other parts of central and eastern Europe before their decline in the 9th century.
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Words nearby Avar
avant-, avant-garde, avant-gardism, Avanti, avantist, Avar, avarice, avaricious, avascular, avast, avatar
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How to use Avar in a sentence
The Helvetians, and close upon their track the Romans, had already passed the Avar, and the promised grain had not arrived.Annals of a Fortress|E. Viollet-le-Duc
The Avar Chief was dry in his manner to strangers; and who can wonder at it?Dariel|R. D. Blackmore
The Hun and the Avar had been driven back or swept away from the earth.The Chief Periods of European History|Edward A. Freeman
When the sun rose, Orestes was still sitting and drinking with an Avar chief.Historical Miniatures|August Strindberg
She knows now that somebody else pushed her into this Avar, and that she is fighting for somebody else's cause.Serbia in Light and Darkness|Nikolaj Velimirovic
British Dictionary definitions for Avar
/ (ˈeɪvɑː, ˈævɑː) /
a member of a people of unknown origin in E Europe from the 6th to the early 9th century ad : crushed by Charlemagne around 800
a member of a people of the Caucasas
the language of this people, belonging to the North-East Caucasian family
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